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to reconcile these two documents. the house budget would balance after ten years. repeal obama care. no tax increases. the senate budget doesn't get to balance after ten years, it includes $1 trillion of tax increases, even some stimulus money to try to get the economy going. but it's significant that they're fighting at a lower level of intensity and turmoil. notice that the congress left for easter break without a crisis over a government shutdown. there was no crisis over potential debt limit, and government default earlier this year. could come back this summer but so long as it lasts, that's calming for the markets and good for the economy, and it may, lester, leave some space still for a compromise in which democrats would agree to changes in cuts in medicare and social security, and republicans would come up with a little bit more tax revenue, lester. >> all right, john harwood tonight, thank you. >>> president obama wrapped up his four-day visit to the middle east today, after helping israel and turkey end a three-year diplomatic dispute. that, in turn, will help the region deal wit
for more than a week, tried to impose a huge tax on large deposits and restricted how much cash you could withdraw from an atm. that's exactly what's going on tonight in cyprus. a member of the eurozone as it tries to raise enough money to qualify for a big bail-out from european lenders. cnbc's michelle caruso-cabrera has the latest tonight from cyprus. >> reporter: lester, all the banks on cyprus closed for nine days now. only the atms are working and just today they announced withdrawals would be limited to only 100 euros. but many of the machines don't have any money anyway. long lines all week at the atms of cyprus' weakest bank. customers desperate to get as much cash as possible in case the bank collapses. at supermarkets, families stocking up. fearing shelves will soon be empty with all the banks closed, businesses can't pay for supplies and restock. buying so much, olga brought her two teenage sons to help. >> well, we are concerned that there will be shortages of food. so it is definitely we want to make sure. i have a family, i have to feed my family. >> reporter: tonight the p
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